The first thing to understand if you are starting out in guitar is that there are three basic types of guitar:
1) Classical Guitar
Also called nylon-string guitars, this is the type approved in most school music programs such as SIMS. They are perfect guitars for beginners and small children because the strings are soft. They also come in 3/4, 1/2 and even tiny 1/4 size, great for all ages. They are inexpensive and can also take a few bumps from the little-ies.
2) Acoustic Guitar
The most popular guitar for adults, they have steel strings which may suit slightly older kids and adults. They produce a loud, resonant sound popular in country, pop and rock music and they go great with singing along.
3) Electric Guitar
An electric guitar usually has a thinner body and is played through an amplifier. This means you can turn it up (or down). You can buy packs that include the guitar and the amplifier. They produce the rocky sounds used in rock and metal bands and would be the best choice for a person who thinks they want to be in a band and play guitar solos.
Browse this section to choose a guitar that's ideal for a beginner.
We explain more about guitars for beginners in the video below.
A great guitar amp for practicing—whether you are a beginner or a pro—but it’s far more than a practice amp. The Spider V 20 MkII guitar amp delivers authentic and inspiring tones instantly, making it a perfect partner for running down licks, writing songs, and experimenting with cool guitar textures at home or on the road.
The Bullet® Strat® with tremolo is a simple, affordable and practical guitar designed for beginners and students. A perfect choice for a first guitar no matter who you are or what style of music you want to learn. Featuring the classic features that made the Strat one of the world's favorite guitars, the Bullet Strat is a great introduction to the Fender® family!
Manufactured to our exacting standards, in our own factory in Indonesia, the Series 200 starts with a sitka spruce top, nato body and jabon neck for balanced tone. A distinctive, see-through satin finish reveals the inherent beauty of our tonewoods. An ebonized mahogany fingerboard and mahogany bridge completes the elegant look. All Series 200 models feature an arched back for increased tonal response and projection, a unique attribute amongst guitars in this price range and particularly within fractional sizes.
Manufactured to our exacting standards the Mahalo Hano Series stands out in its class as an entry level instrument for new players or for seasoned players wanting to add an affordable, high-quality ukulele to their collection. Featuring distinctive high-gloss, transparent finishes, gold plated machine heads along with Graph Tech NuBone XB bridge saddles and Aquila Super Nylgut strings these instruments represent amazing value for money.